Neighborhood: Central West End
City: St. Louis City, MO
My Home: 2-bedroom condo in a historic building
The Central West End is a premier urban neighborhood in the central corridor of St. Louis City. Flanked by Washington University and Forest Park to the west and Saint Louis University to the east, the CWE offers a distinctive turn-of-the-century ambiance, replete with sidewalk cafes, stunning architecture and excellent MetroLink rail transit access. It is truly one of the most impressive neighborhoods in the Midwest!
Jeff's Guide to the Central West End
1. Favorite Neighborhood Home Store
2. Best Vintage Shop, Thrift Store, or Flea Market
3. Favorite Bookstore
4. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant
From their site: "Serving a wide variety of eclectic entrees, wines and desserts"
5. Best Hardware/Paint Store
NEW MARKET HARDWARE
From Aaron H on Yelp: "Fantastic hardware store. Reminds me of Ollivander's Wand Shop in Harry Potter."
6. Best Place to Pick Up Groceries
From their site: "A St. Louis fine grocer since 1901: gift baskets, party platters, & steak boxes."
7. Best Place to Buy Flowers
From their site: "Unique selection of flowers grown both locally and internationally"
8. Best Neighborhood Park
From the city: "Officially opened to the public on June 24, 1876, it's one of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,293 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York."
9. Best Spot to Take Visitors